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14-Year-Old Tosses Her Cookies When Girl Scouts Accept Trans Member

Taylor, a friendly-looking 14-year-old girl, has posted this video calling for a boycott of Girl Scout cookies because the Girls Scouts of the USA accepts transgender girls in its troops.

Is there a badge for intolerance we don’t know about?

The issue first came up last October when the Girls Scouts of Colorado accepted 7-year-old trans girl Bobby Montoya into its ranks. Taylor claims this insidious move puts girls’ “safety” at risk from predatory trans teens.  “The real question is, why is GSUSA willing to break their own safety rules and go against its own research institute findings to accommodate transgender boys?” Taylor asks, incorrectly identifying girls like Bobby as “boys.” “Unfortunately, I think it is because GSUSA cares more about promoting the desires of a small handful of people than it does for my safety and the safety of my friends and sister Girl Scouts, and they are doing it with money we earned for them from Girl Scout cookies.”

Taylor goes on to ask viewers “to take action with me and boycott Girl Scout Cookies.”   What, and miss the Scouts’ bitchin’ new lemon cookies?

When a story originates at WorldNetDaily, like this one did, we tend to take it with a grain of salt: It’s likely Taylor has been coached—at the very least it seems she’s reading off some type of a script. Who wrote it, though? Maybe her parents should focus more on teaching her how to build campfires and apply bandages than how to spread a message of hate.

Now excuse us while we go devour a box of Tagalongs.

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Jan 11, 2012
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  • 48 Comments
    • Miss Understood
      Miss Understood

      It’s sad to see kids brought up to think like this. The truth is that transgender
      people’s safety is often at risk. There seems to be incident after incedent of transpeople being attacked and even murdered for no reason other than their very existence. To blame imaginary violence on them is adding insult to injury. I hope this girl grows up and gets away from her conservative family and learns a thing or two about the world.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aiden
      Aiden

      she sounds like a robot.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Proud Parent of a Girl Scout
      Proud Parent of a Girl Scout

      Thank you for this video. It makes me proud to be part of the Girl Scouts and makes me want to sell and buy more cookies than I have before. I am sure an adult wrote this for her. This kind of ignorance and judgmental people should not be allowed to be a part of Girl Scouts.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevininbuffalo
      kevininbuffalo

      “Transgendered children are currently serving in Girl Scout troops in the US.” Serving? Makes it sound like the Army.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 4:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry
      Larry

      they already did the hate thing with the boy scouts so it is only a matter of time

      Jan 11, 2012 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @Larry: Boy scouts and Girl Scouts are a completely separate thing with entirely unrelated parent organizations.

      What i’d really like to know is what this research is that she mentions. Did WAGGS sponsor a study about trans youth? I’d like to see that. Of course, she may be talking out of her ass.

      Also, how does a 7 year-old transgirl (though I think 7 might be a bit too young to positively diagnose GID) threaten a 14 year-old girl’s safety?

      Jan 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xander
      xander

      She’ll probably just get a badge for Most Creative Storytelling from the Grill Scouts and a big shiny Jesus statue from the parents and preacher who coached her into thinking a transchild 6 yrs younger is somehow a threat and destined for Helll.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 6:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lily
      Lily

      The “safety standards” this child references are from an outdated and no longer used text. She is articulate, I’ll give her that, but it’s the responsibility of Girl Scout adults to stand for the inclusion of all girls. Frankly, if being an inclusive organization doesn’t sit well with a family, perhaps Girl Scouts isn’t the organization for them.

      What you don’t understand from this girl’s references to where cookie money goes is that without cookie sales, Girl Scouts would not exist. The money that goes to local councils is used for their operating costs including, running programs, offering adult education for volunteers who run troops and other activities, camp operation, and paying the staff who develop program, help girls find troops, run camps, and support the volunteer leaders. Without the Girl Scout Council, you just have a play date.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marcus M.
      Marcus M.

      END QUOTE.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xamthor
      xamthor

      Props to the Girl Scouts.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jess
      Jess

      LOL..I love the headline of this story! Thanks for the laugh Queerty. Very creative =-)

      Jan 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phantom
      Phantom

      I am going to take a guess here, I bet the transgender girl must have embarrassed this dumb 14 year old girl in her old troop. All I can hope for is that this dummy girl learn to accept others for who they are and not change them.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa
      Alexa

      There’s a plan to buy Girl Scout cookies from the troop that accepted Bobby Montoya. You can find out more at http://www.facebook.com/events/323056437727938/

      Jan 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pedro
      pedro

      @Phantom: This girl is 14 years old and under the yoke of her fundie parents, do you think that she spontaneously and on her own decided to make this vid? Obviously her freaky parents put her up to it…So cut her some slack…If she is still spewing this crap after leaving home and living amongst the civilized, then you get to call her anything you want.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phantom
      Phantom

      @pedro: 14 years old are capable of anything without influences of their parents. 14 years old are capable to steal, bully, murder, then I am sure this 14 years old girl is capable of spewing hate out of her mouth. Just because a kid hate someone does not mean it is parents teaching or influences, it can be many things that makes people hate others.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xander
      xander [Different person #1 using similar name]

      I have to write to the girl scouts about this issue, Great going girl scouts on accepting transyouth! Somebody will be buying 10 boxes this year :) (me!)

      Jan 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Esculapio Mitiríades Torquemada de la Cueva
      Esculapio Mitiríades Torquemada de la Cueva

      @Phantom: Did you see the video? It has “adults using child as mouthpiece” written all over it.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 7:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GayGOP
      GayGOP

      The fact that there is this prejudice in the world is truly sickening. That a single person thinks that safety is a concern merely because a transgendered girl joins a Girl Scout troop is sad. There is more danger from people like the girl who made this video, and her parents than from a single transgendered person.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 7:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathonz
      Jonathonz

      She certainly is a snide, snotty little thing isn’t she?

      Jan 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evan Himebaugh
      Evan Himebaugh

      I think she has a legit point And I think it’s unfair to just call it intolerant

      Jan 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pedro
      pedro

      @Evan Himebaugh: Please enlighten me, what exactly is her “legit point”?…I will be waiting…

      Jan 11, 2012 at 8:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evan Mulvihill
      Evan Mulvihill

      @Alexa: Thanks for that link, Alexa. Everyone should support Montoya’s troop and show Taylor how’s boss.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 8:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evan Mulvihill
      Evan Mulvihill

      @Evan Mulvihill: *who’s boss.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sarah
      Sarah

      Taylor looks like Taylor from The O.C.

      All of her arguments are pretty much moot when you consider that the kids she doesn’t want let in ARE girls.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike UK
      Mike UK

      if this girl is 14 then so am I!

      Jan 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TJ Parker
      TJ Parker

      Boy is this sad girl gonna hate herself when she’s 30.

      Jan 11, 2012 at 11:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TASTEY GOODIES
      TASTEY GOODIES

      What if an intersex child that does identify with their female anatomy and feels that they are a female on the inside but also wants 2 express that femminine side by the exterior as well wants 2 join GSUSA? Are they included as well?

      Jan 12, 2012 at 12:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      Another ignoramus raised by inbred hicks in some backwoods trailer park who hates everyone unlike her self. Sad to see someone so young consumed by so much hate.

      Jan 12, 2012 at 12:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TASTEY GOODIES
      TASTEY GOODIES

      I feel sad that this girl does not understand that just becuase a person has penis does NOT make one a boy/man. I really do believe that it is a person’s brain that tells them that they are a certain gender. EX: A child states that they have known that they should have been born as the opposite sex and do not identify with the body they have been born with. Why do you think that is? Me thinks that we choose 2 live as an opposite gender for one lifetime 2 experience what it feels like. I am a firm believer in reincarnation.

      Jan 12, 2012 at 12:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike UK
      Mike UK

      @TASTEY GOODIES: unfortunately this “girl” and i use the term girl loosely as I think she is more than 14 was brought up by fuckwit parents and brainwashed by the church and the republican party!!!

      Jan 12, 2012 at 12:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ray
      Ray

      Go to youtube and flag it as hate speech.

      Jan 12, 2012 at 12:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shannon
      shannon

      NOW………………….IS SOME ONE “TOSSED THEIR COOKIES” CAUSE SHE WAS ASIAN……SHE WOULD BE -SCREAMING- HOW WRONG AND UNJUST THIS IS!!! GOOD FOR THE GOOSE….GOOD FOR THE GANDER…..

      Jan 12, 2012 at 12:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike UK
      Mike UK

      an excellent reply, please watch!

      Jan 12, 2012 at 12:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David Gervais
      David Gervais

      The response video is at:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey8tWsyLPtk

      Add your comments there; comments have been disabled on the girl’s video.

      Jan 12, 2012 at 1:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tony
      Tony

      wow….there’s mini-me….now there’s mini-bigot….what a shame. Was hoping all the old bigots would die off soon. But clearly Satan’s spawn continues. eww…

      Jan 12, 2012 at 2:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mrs. Robinson
      Mrs. Robinson

      Didn’t like the 8 year old confronting Bachmann. Don’t like this video. Kids are not pawns. Parents need to stop using them to fight their battles. Parent first. Activist second.

      Jan 12, 2012 at 3:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MKe
      MKe

      Is she a girl or a 37 year old mother of 3? Who can tell?

      Jan 12, 2012 at 7:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mike UK
      Mike UK

      @MKe: I think you should consider a trip to the opticians!

      Jan 12, 2012 at 8:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • what?
      what?

      @MKe: @Mike UK: MKe’s comment made me laugh anyway.

      Jan 12, 2012 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ginasf
      Ginasf

      Just to clarify, Bobby Montoya (the trans girl from Colorado) never joined the Girl Scouts… she wanted to, her and her mom asked, there was a huge to do over it in the media, but she never joined. Several weeks after the story had broke and the Colorado State GS Association made their accepting statement, Bobby’s mom said no Girl Scout representative of either the national, state or local GS had contacted them. In the meantime, endless nasty diatribes appeared in the media, troupes led by haters in Louisiana disbanded and Bobby lost the interest in participating (or, let’s face it, maybe didn’t feel welcome or safe).

      There are other trans girls participating in Girl Scouts but Bobby isn’t one of them.

      And yes, this teen bigot’s video (and the nasty adults backing her and propping her up… evidently the Catholic Church owns the URL this “truth about Girl Scouts org” originally posted this on) are going to sell a LOT of cookies. Mmmmm, love the minty ones.

      Jan 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greybat
      Greybat

      Evidently there’s no Merit Badge for minding Your Own Business!

      Jan 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Professor Locs
      Professor Locs

      I am sure this type of intolerance is being taught by her parents. I hope that one day, love and acceptance will replace all forms of hatred. Now, I need to place my order for Girl scout cookies.

      Jan 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MKe
      MKe

      @what?: hehe thanks

      Jan 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Elmwoodmac
      Elmwoodmac

      In these parts they sell chocolate and vanilla girl guide cookies. The vanilla ones are the best, love the creamy center. They go best with a tall cold glass of milk.
      As for what the little 14 year old coached puke had to say, couldn’t give a f*ck.

      Jan 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evan
      Evan

      VIDEO PRIVATE….UPDATED VIDEO!!!!!

      Jan 14, 2012 at 12:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evan
      Evan

      It’s ironic she’s ‘boy’cotting girl scout cookies. She is bringing the boy back to girl scouts whereas transgender girls are just making it better!

      Jan 14, 2012 at 12:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Grevin
      Grevin

      Just a suggestion but maybe we should organize? A ‘Cookie Bomb’ perhaps? Pick one day for everyone who supports inclusion to buy a couple boxes.

      I had thought this would blow over with out much interest, but apparently I over-estimated the maturity level of the religious right.

      Jan 15, 2012 at 4:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carey_PA
      Carey_PA

      Thanks for this article and video. My wife and I haven’t bought Girl Scout cookies in years (don’t want the calories) but because of this little girls video we just bought 100 boxes of cookies from a friends’ daughter in California. We wanted to buy them from Bobby Montoya herself, but learned that she is no longer interested in being a Girl Scout (can’t say that I blame her, she was probably really upset when first being rejected.) But I hope Bobby and her parents are reading the comments of people like me and I hope they know that GOOD will usually prevail. Love and Acceptance will out number Hate and Bigotry if enough time is permitted. Thank you to Bobby for having the courage to want to be a Girl Scout in the first place and thank you so much to her parents for encouraging her and for getting the word out. Btw, we still won’t eat the Girl Scout cookies lol we are donating 96 of our 100 boxes to Operation Gratitude. So don’t let the fact that you don’t want to eat GS cookies stop you from making a purchase. Buy GS cookies today and donate them!

      Jan 21, 2012 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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